Archive for Pentax

The Right Way, the Wrong Way, and…

Posted in Blogroll, photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 30, 2008 by silverandpitch

This image was made before I knew what I was doing.  I have recently begun to realize that I was a much better photographer when my goal was to make pretty pictures with the aid of a camera and some black and white film.  I’d never read an MTF chart, didn’t know what what the big deal was about German glass.

I just got some film, introduced some light by way of a simple floor lamp, and made pictures. 

Here’s another one. 

This was made using my first complete medium format camera outfit, a Pentax 645 with a standard lens.  I didn’t know anything about exposure compensation at the time. Had I known, I’d never have gotten the image to look this way. So, here we go again with the Pentax. I remember an episode of Kung Fu (I think so, anyway) where it was said: “I seek to be a cup, empty of myself, to be filled with the oneness of the universe”. Decades later, I finally get it. 

 

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Sunday Morning

Posted in Blogroll, photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 28, 2008 by silverandpitch
17, originally uploaded by silverglyph.

This image was created with my first (functioning) medium format camera, a Pentax 645. I had this strange habit of leaving a warm bed, and the woman who shared it with me at the time, in order to prowl the streets in the wee hours just after dawn with a camera. On this particular morning, the water was so calm, it reminded me of glass. I’d never seen the Detroit River so peaceful.

The gull reminds me of myself, venturing out alone in the semi-darkness, enjoying the peace and introspection that solitude sometimes brings.